Post Number:#106 October 18th, 2010, 4:28 am
Can you give an example of an alternative method of knowledge-seeking, and of knowledge which has been obtained via that method?
Alun, there is one modern technique of research, which is based on intuition. Some even say this is a new direction, called "intuitive science" - this includes some forms of meditation on the topic, so some people may see it as a semi-idealistic approach. But it is not so, this is rather a method to switch the brain to a more efficient mode and solve the same problems not facing them and thinking on them, but in the "background", so the needed answer pops up by itself. It helps in various applied science tasks like process development, inventing smth etc. There is certainly no religions or God involved here, this is the work with own Sub-conscience but one still has to be a scientist for doing this. Basically using this method was reported already in 19th century, so it is not very new.